I Need My Monster

I Need My Monster

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ISBN-13: 9780979974625
Publisher: Flashlight Press
Publication date: 04/01/2009
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 12,163
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD490L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Amanda Noll is a writer. She lives in Spanaway, Washington. Howard McWilliam has won awards for his artwork, including National Young Cartoonist of the Year (UK), and has contributed art to a wide range of magazines and newspapers including, Child Education, The Daily Telegraph, Nursery Education, and The Week.

What People are Saying About This

Edward Hemingway

A must read for any discerning monster lover. A perfect bedtime companion. I'm keeping one copy on the nightstand, and one under the bed! (Edward Hemingway, author, Bump in the Night)

Alisha Baber

A super title with excellent illustrations and a fun read! (Alisha Baber, Lane Education Service District)

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I Need My Monster 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both my 7 and 3 year old loved this book. Great for girls and boys. They ask for it to be read again and it is a fun read for adults too. Who as a child did not at some point think there might be something under the bed. Sure to be a classic and I hope this author writes more books. We will be looking for them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw this book in the Barnes & Noble store and fell in love with the wonderful illustrations. The story is great and my granddaughter loves it. I like to do the reading though and create my own different voices. I would definitely say, "Buy this book!".
seventy7saffire More than 1 year ago
The story is unique and the illustrations are colorful and really enhance the story even more. I like how the little boy feels that he needs a monster under his bed instead of being scared thinking that there is one. I got this book from the library and my 3 yr old nephew and 5 yr old niece really love it. They were upset when I had to take it back to the library, so now I am going to buy them one. It is a book that I enjoy reading to them, so when they ask me to read it 2 or 3 times in a row I don't mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It might seem a lil scary but my boys, (2 and 3) LOVE it! My older son can now recite parts from memory! Great book!
luv2read_cz More than 1 year ago
I've read this book more times then i can count y 4 year old loves this book. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2 girls and i love this book, we found it original and funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, great naration, great illistrations. But text was too small to be read without squinting or enlarging every page. Still had to give it four stars. Great book.
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My 5 year old loves this book! It's a fun read with great pictures.
readstobaby More than 1 year ago
This book has great illustrations and a funny story. My daughter loves it. Wish I could find it in paperback.
kikione on LibraryThing 26 days ago
A unique monster-under-the-bed story with the perfect balance of giggles and shivers, this picture book relies on the power of humor over fear, appeals to a child¿s love for creatures both alarming and absurd, and glorifies the scope of a child¿s imagination. One night, when Ethan checks under his bed for his monster, Gabe, he finds a note from him instead: "Gone fishing. Back in a week." Ethan knows that without Gabe¿s familiar nightly scares he doesn't stand a chance of getting to sleep, so Ethan interviews potential substitutes to see if they've got the right equipment for the job¿pointy teeth, sharp claws, and a long tail¿but none of them proves scary enough for Ethan. When Gabe returns sooner than expected from his fishing trip, Ethan is thrilled. It turns out that Gabe didn't enjoy fishing because the fish scared too easily. (Amazon)
josephm1 on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Everyone at sometime in their childhood thought there was a monster living somewhere in their room. In the book," I Need My Monster" Ethan doesn't only think he has a monster living in his room but knows for a fact the monster lives under his bed! This would cause most kids to stay awake all night and plead to stay in their parents room, but not Ethan. The monster helps him to go to sleep at night. But what will happen when Ethan discovers his monster has gone on vacation? This wonderful, fun story will keep you entertained and asking for more.
sarahjohouck on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Summary:A young boy's monster decides to take time off to go fishing. The young boy cannot sleep without his monster. He tries out other monsters, but they don't scare him like his monster does. Finally, Gabe comes back and he is scared again and is ready to sleep. Personal Reaction:This book was great! I loved the animations. The story line was awesome in the fact that it made light of monsters even though he is still scared of them. I like how he knew that monsters were there to keep him in his bed. It was a really cute story.Classroom Extension Ideas:1) I would use this book to read to young children maybe pre-k or kinder. I would then have them use this idea of monsters and let them create their own scary monster that would be perfect for them. It could even be a 3D project. If they bring in objects such as buttons and yarn and many other small objects. 2) Young children are often scared of things that older people aren't scared of because they don't really know what it is. I would have the class discuss somethings that they are scared of or things that they think are scary. I would use this book to show that what might seem scary might not really be that scary after all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story and pictures are great but, some of the letters were missing. I could figure out the correct words ,but the 7 year old was having trouble.
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